Serious outbreak of cholera in Eritrea

For the past 2 weeks, people infected with cholera have been reported from the Upper Gash-Barka Region. There are reports that the outbreak has spread to the Southern Region and particularly to the area of Mai Dima. The total number of infected people is not reported.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers can minimize the risk of exposure to this disease. Strictly observe all food and water precautions in any area where there is cholera. If gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., vomiting and profuse watery diarrhoea) develop while visiting the affected area, travellers should seek medical care at once.

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